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August, 2016

  • 31 August

    Dalung Says Buhari Happy With Team Nigeria’s Rio Olympics Performance

    Minster of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is pleased with the performance of Team Nigeria at the just concluded Rio 2016 Olympics. Rising from his meeting with the president whom he had gone to brief on the outcome of Nigeria’s participation at the quadrennial Games, …

  • 16 August

    Why Dalung Sent 2 U-23 Players, 3 Officials Back To Nigeria

    By Tony Nwanne The Minister of Sport and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung on Monday night sent two players and three officials of the national U-23 team back to Nigeria from the ongoing Olympic games in Rio, Brazil. The two players, Stanley Dimgba and goalkeeper Yusuf Mohammed alongside the team’s media …

  • 15 August

    Bolt ‘Thunders’ Past Gatlin To Win 100m Olympic Gold

    By Adebayo Williams Usain Bolt made a breath-gasping run to power past America’s Justin Gatlin to win the gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic games on Sunday night. The medal made it three out of three for the Jamaican who also won the medal in the last two Olympics. …

  • 12 August

    Burglars Raid Olympic Eagles’ Assistant Coach, Odigie’s House

    By Adebayo Williams Burglars raided Nigeria’s U-23 assistant coach Monday Odigie’s house on 4 August while he was away at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Odigie told Goal that the incident happened before the team’s opening game against Japan. He said all his World Cup and Olympic medals had been …

  • 10 August

    Mystery As Rio’s Olympic Diving Pool Turns Green

    By Esther Okafor Sports lovers all over the world were left scratching their heads when an Olympic diving pool unexpectedly turned green last night. The bizarre change in appearance took place during the women’s 10m synchronized diving final. Officials were as confused by the shift as viewers. The murky pond-like …

  • 8 August

    #Rio2016: Djokovic, Williams Sisters Eliminated In First Round

    By Adebayo Williams Just hours after Serena and Venus Williams had suffered a shock defeat in the first round of the women’s doubles, world No. 1 Djokovic was beaten 7-6 7-6 by Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro. Del Potro, who had spent 40 minutes stuck in an elevator in the athletes’ …

  • 8 August

    #Rio2016: Pressure Mounts On Neymar’s Brazil As Hosts Draw With Iraq

    By Adebayo Williams Brazil remain without a win and two draws as the host nation’s U-23 team played a goalless draw with Iraq in their second game of the men’s football event of the Olympic Games. The team led in attack by Barcelona’s Neymar are also without a goal after …

  • 8 August

    Rio Olympics Medal Standings

    By Adebayo Williams Medal standings Country 1 United States 3 5 4 12 2 China 3 2 3 8 3 Australia 3 0 3 6 4 Italy 2 3 2 7 5 South Korea 2 2 1 5 6 Hungary 2 0 0 2 7 Russia 1 2 2 5 …

  • 6 August

    Sex Urge Lands Boxer In Soup At Rio Olympic

    By Our Reporter A Moroccan boxer has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to rape two chambermaids in the Olympic  Village in Brazil. Hassan Saada was detained by police this morning over claims he attempted to sexually assault the two women in the athletes’ accommodation at Barra de Tijuca. The 22-year-old …

  • 5 August

    Results: Rio Olympics Women’s Football Event

    By Adebayo Williams Sweden 1 – 0 South Africa Brazil 3 – 0 China Canada 2 – 0 Australia Zimbabwe 1 – 6 Germany USA 2 – 0 New Zealand France 4 – 0 Colombia

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